Tahbilk Cabernet Sauvignon - and Shiraz - is crafted with a commitment to traditional wine making values.
Fermentation takes place in original open vats over 155 years old, with maturation then in similarly aged large French oak prior to bottling. Smaller French and American oak barrels are also used, with the wine from these blended back during the final filtering and bottling.
The resultant releases are noted as being fruit-driven wines of much flavour and substance, proven over the years to develop added character when cellared.
Enjoy Now to 2027/2029
"The nose is intense and concentrated cassis, blackcurrant and green herbal characters. The cassis and blackcurrant features on the palate where the green herbal character of tomato leaf and mint are dominate. The wine is true to the varietal, lifted on the front of the palate and the mouth puckering tannins follow through on the back palate. Time is still very much on its side … enjoy now or drink over the next 4-6 years."
Holly Cusworth | Tahbilk Cellar Door Manager | September 2023
Don't Take Our Word For It ... as reviewed on release
“A classic iron-fist meets velvet glove wine with spice, cassis and a touch of minty earthiness, and chewy tannins that fill out the mouth-feel beautifully. A must have with steak and any red protein that’s seen some fire.”
Chris Morrison | Delicious on Sunday | Sydney Sunday Telegraph
“Unimpeachable varietal expression from the first whiff of the bouquet to the finish of the medium-bodied palate. A fusion of cassis/blackcurrant, black olive, bay leaf and savoury tannins. As is usual, oak plays a minor role in shaping flavour.”
James Halliday | www.winecompanion.com.au
“Excellent vintage and some lovely wines with fruit weight, purity and varietal trueness. Top wines lovely.
A good class of wines with the best showing beautiful varietal fruit and freshness with cassis blackberry and mocha/choc notes.
Best examples show beautifully ripe tannins and confident, layered aromatics. Australian Cabernet resurgent!”
Judges Notes | Royal Queensland Wine Show 2017 | Gold Medal Class 40